tidbits, fragments, and ephemera is a usually weekly but not always, sometimes substantial but not making any promises glimpse at some information and news related to Generation X in the Deep South.
Black Festival Week at the University of West Florida, 1978
This image shows African-American students at the university in Pensacola.
A Klan Rally, a School Fight, and a Curfew in Ludowici, Georgia, 1985
This New York Times article from March 17, 1985 describes how a rally planned by the Ku Klux Klan led to a racially charged fight at the only high school in a small town in southeastern Georgia. This fight led local law enforcement to impose a curfew on the town, which then led the Klan to express its open support for the town’s white residents.
The Miss Louisiana Pageant, 1989
The Southeastern Conference expanded in 1990 when the Gamecocks agreed to join. Their first game in the conference was in 1992. Previously, U of SC had been in the ACC from 1953 until 1971. In their now-thirty years in the conferences, the team has never been conference champs.
“Tennessee” by Arrested Development, 1992
level:deepsouth is an online anthology about growing up Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. The anthology is open to submissions of creative nonfiction (essays, memoirs, and reviews) and images (photos and flyers), as well as to contributions for the lists.